Welcome to the first round of the numerous interviews we conducted backstage at the 2023 ADISQ Gala and Premier Gala.
For the band Valaire, their language of expression is like their music: multiple and varied. It’s no wonder that they won the Félix for the Album of the Year – Multilingual and Other Languages, in recognition of the quality of the work Jazz Futon. The band members spent a few minutes with us to talk about it at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ.
Alexandra Stréliski won the Félix awards for Female Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year – International Success at the ADISQ Gala. She also won the Félix for Album of the Year – Instrumental Music, for Néo-Romance, at the Premier Gala. We caught up with her in the Gala press room to talk, among other things, about the different audiences she’s encountered on her international tours.
Philippe Brach won three trophies during the Wednesday night galas: two at the Gala de l’industrie (Recording and Mixing of the Year, and Album Cover of the Year) and Album of the Year – Alternative at the Premier Gala, for Les gens qu’on aime. We chatted with him to gather his impressions.
With Aucune promesse, rapper Loud chose a different path, instead of following the expectations that weighed on him after the huge success of his previous albums. That didn’t stop him from winning the Félix for Album of the Year – Rap at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ.
On Nov. 5, 2023, Kanen became the very first Indigenous artist to win the Félix for Revelation of the Year at the ADISQ Gala. She also won in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category. We caught up with her after the gala to discuss her attachment to her community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, now that she’s based in Montréal.